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Patra's 2020 Carnival Kicks off With Spectacular Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony for the famous Carnival of the city of Patras took place on Saturday, January 18 in Greece's third-largest city. Patras' Carnival is...

Thousands Dress Up and Party at Sunday's Grand Carnival Parade in Patras

Thousands of visitors and residents of the city of Patras are enjoying the sunny weather by dancing and singing at the Grand Carnival parade...

Greek Carnival Reaches Climax with a Hint of Ancient Dionysian Revels

The Carnival season, or “Apokries” in Greek, is slowly coming to an end this weekend, but not without a bang. Greeks across the country...

Thousands Gather for Spectacular Display at Greece's Patras Carnival (video)

Thousands of revelers thronged the streets of the western Greek town of Patras on Sunday, joining in on the colorful annual ritual of Carnival...

Athens Kicks Off Carnival Season with a Tribute to Greece's Folk Traditions

In a tribute to Greece's folk traditions during carnival, the Museum of Modern Greek Culture is collaborating with the Social Cooperative Enterprise (SCE) Folknet...

Patras Opens 2019 Carnival Season Despite Heavy Rain

Despite heavy downpours, thousands of people attended the celebrations of the opening ceremony of the world-famous Patras Carnival on Saturday night. The third largest city...

Countdown Begins For World-Famous Patra Carnival

Final preparations are underway for the Patra Carnival, the largest event of its kind in Greece and one of the biggest in Europe, which...

Tourists from Turkey, Balkans Flood Thessaloniki for Carnival Weekend

Turkish and Balkan tourists flooded Thessaloniki for the last Carnival weekend, while at the same time trips to Turkey from Greeks resumed reluctantly. A slight...

As Greece Celebrates Carnival, Rioters Attack Athens Police

As carnival celebrations were being held in Greece on Saturday night, attacks on police by rioters in Athens made the headlines. The central Exarchia district saw...

Greek Partygoers Ready for Patras Carnival Parade

Thirty thousand people are getting ready for the final highlight of a huge carnival in the western Greek city of Patras as the lenten...